Push encrypted content to device
Hi. Like as AirWatch has Secure Content Locker, please add this same ability for an organization to push out content (new, updated) to a user's device(s) and computers. There should be additional parameters, like length of time the content will be on the device until it is automatically deleted. Additionally, the content should be encrypted, and decrypted in memory when accessed (unlike AirWatch on none iOS devices). File types include PDFs, Word documents, MP3 files, and so on.
In looking at OneDrive, I don't see this functionality, or this functionality integrated with InTune. So I am submitting this feature request.
Yup, this one is definitely on our list of things we know customers want, but you’re right, we don’t have this yet.
So we used to have an app that did this. However, the company's support from OS version to OS version was poor at best. We used it on our iOS and Android devices.
We used it to push Emergency Response Documentation and Procedures, Emergency Contact information, Disaster Recovery Procedures, Emergency Building Procedures and this type of information to the devices. We need this information on the actual device because being a level of government we need to respond to any situation or threat without the need to track down binders that are normally sitting on a shelf somewhere. Especially when that shelf may not be accessible any more or running to get that binder may be too timely to be an option. Also we needed this information to be up to date all the time. This information has a single point where it is updated and the information is pushed down to the devices every night. Space and data usage might sound of a concern but that would be for the individual organization to manage. We need it on the actual device incase we do not have access to the server where the information is stored as could be the case in a natural disaster.
What I want is a method of passing objects and folder contents from the a server to a secure or encrypted place on the devices. This information has to be secured/encrypted because it can contain information like the personal phone numbers of higher up officials and building entry codes. So if I have a folder called “EmergencyResponse” stored on a server I would like that folder to be passed down to my iOS or Android smart phone/tablet and have an icon appear in the device named “EmergencyResponse”. When I click on that icon I am brought into the folder on my device. The contents of the folder would be updated by a push from the server on a daily schedule. It has to be pushed because if we rely on a person to manually update the information there is a possibility that it will be outdated. It could be pushed down much like an internal app. We would need the ability to specify a object in the folder that would be opened when you tap on the icon. If you don’t specify a specific document to open it just opens to the folder.
So how we used this in the old app was I would push down a folder. Inside that folder was a whole mess of simple HTML pages. When they clicked on the icon the start.html page located in that folder opened in the app. Then they would just click on links in this html page with would take them to other html pages in the same folder. Depending on the link, it could show contact information, building information and/or procedures and steps to deal with various emergency situations.
Also we could push down a folder full of pdfs dealing various situations (ie: River Contamination Emergency Response). When they clicked on that icon the folder just opened up entitled “River Contamination” and they could pick which document they wanted to open.
I need this functionality.
Sid Idris commented
This is essential for updating content on iPads when handing them out instead of printing out books (sustainability initiative)
Luis Luque commented
5 years later and this is still not an option?
What is the status of this? I see Cathy responded that this is on a list. And that list is 5 years old?
For our purposes, the files/content do not have to be encrypted. The primary need is the Push capability so that new Safety Content will be available the next time the mobile users open up their app.
Yes this feature would come in very handy. All i need is a folder on the iPad home screen to push content to on a regular basis.
Seems simple enough but cannot find any feature to do this.
Félix Couture commented
Additionally, it should be able to distribute files to mobiles in background - without having to launch the client software on the mobile. This is to make the distribution completely invisible to the target users.
Thom McKiernan commented
Maybe you should combine these requests/votes https://microsoftintune.uservoice.com/forums/291681-ideas/suggestions/13069674-copy-files-to-mobile-devices
Either way, it would be great to know where this is on the backlog/roadmap
We are currently an inTune customer and we have many devices enrolled. It's 2019 now, is there any plan to implement this? This is a feature that should come standard with an advanced MDM platform such as InTune.
Marcel Brumme commented
...well I think, they want us to use AirWatch....
This feature, not beeing available, currently is the showstopper for Intune in my customers company with 50.000 devices....
Mahmoud A. ATALLAH commented
Please share the update on the replacement solution in intune
3 years later and nothing?
Tuomas Pakkanen (Sulava Oy) commented
Hi. Any way of pushing files via Intune to Windows devices?
Mara Rakestraw commented
Any update on this?
Suhel Hussain commented
Hi, are there any updates on this feature?
Hello? Is anyone even monitoring this feed any more? Still waiting for a response to this issue.
James Read commented
Do you have any idea when work could get started on this?
Hello - and two years later you still do not have this? What are Intune users doing to get around the fact Microsoft does not have this available yet? It's the only reason why I will not move my MDM users to intune full time. Very frustrated as we have had Intune for over a year and have not been able to really use it.
We're a year later is this available yet or have a ETA?